ALM – Software is alive
Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the monitoring of a software application from initial planning to retirement. It also refers to how changes to an application are documented and followed.
Modern software development processes are not restricted to the discrete steps of ALM / SDLC managed by different teams that use multiple tools from different locations. Real-time collaboration, access to the centralized data repository, cross-visibility between tools and crossed projects, better project supervision and reporting are the key to developing quality software in less time. This has led to the practice of the integrated life cycle management application, or integrated ALM, where all tools and users are synchronized with each other throughout the development stages of the application. What, when and why of the changes made during the development process and there are no last minute surprises that cause delays in delivery or failures in the project.